Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Kiwi, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Kiwi, Coin from New Zealand
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2022 Kiwi

New Zealand uses the New Zealand Dollar as its circulation currency for daily transactions. The country also issues a number of commemorative and collector coins, including in the internationally popular gold quarter-ounce format (abbreviated as 1/4 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum). Authorised by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, the official issuer of these coins is NZ Post - which also issues the country's postal stamps. Manufacturing of the coins is commissioned to various foreign mints.

The coins are "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion because they are issued at prices much higher than their intrinsic value and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value, and not at bullion investors.

This coin is part of an annual series featuring a new Kiwi design every year, and depicts the Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii) - New Zealand’s smallest kiwi.

NZ Post says about it:
Kiwi are a beloved symbol of Aotearoa New Zealand, characteristic of the uniquely understated qualities that contribute to the nation’s collective identity. Also known as kiwi pukupuku, the little spotted kiwi is the smallest of five kiwi species. The little spotted kiwi is the only recent species of kiwi to have become extinct on the New Zealand mainland. However, thanks to predator-free islands and fenced sanctuaries, the population is estimated to be 2,000 and growing.

The male kiwi pukupuku parent will stay with the nest until the chick is mature enough to leave. With an illustration by Stephen Fuller, this coin depicts a kiwi with its chick in their natural habitat.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage500
Obverse
New Zealand / Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Kiwi - obverse photo

The obverse shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2022.

The inscription also indicates the precious metal content - ".9999 Au .25oz" means "one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold"; Au is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2022
Reverse
New Zealand / Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Kiwi - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a Little Spotted Kiwi bird, in the nest with its chick.

Around above, the face value TEN DOLLARS.

Around below, LITTLE SPOTTED KIWI, followed by the scientific name of the species, Apteryx owenii.

Reverse Inscription TEN DOLLARS LITTLE SPOTTED KIWI Apteryx owenii
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in black presentation box.
NZ Post SKU: CU21KGPCN
Issue price: NZ$ 1,200.00

See also

Annual Kiwi coins issued by New Zealand (ordered by metal / size / year):
- 5 oz Gold, Brown Kiwi, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold Kiwi with map of New Zealand, 2009
- 1/4 oz Gold, Kiwi with the Southern Cross, 2010
- 1/4 oz Gold, Kiwi with silver fern, 2011
- 1/4 oz Gold, Kiwi with kōwhai flower, 2012
- 1/4 oz Gold, Kiwi with Tane Mahuta, 2013
- 1/4 oz Gold, Kiwi with Mitre Peak, 2014
- 1/4 oz Gold, Brown Kiwi, 2015
- 1/4 oz Gold (egg shaped), Great Spotted Kiwi, 2016
- 1/4 oz Gold, Raikura Tokoeka Kiwi, 2017
- 1/4 oz Gold, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2018
- 1/4 oz Gold, Brown Kiwi, 2019
- 1/4 oz Gold, Rowi Kiwi, 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold, Brown Kiwi, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2022
- 1 kg Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2019
- 1 kg Silver, Rowi Kiwi, 2020
- 1 kg Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2021
- 1 kg Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2022
- 5 oz Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2018
- 5 oz Silver, Rowi Kiwi, 2020
- 5 oz Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Rowi Kiwi, 2020
- 2 oz Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2021
- $1 Copper-Nickel Kiwi with map of New Zealand (with silver ounce proof variant), 2009
- 1 oz Silver, Kiwi with the Southern Cross, 2010
- 1 oz Silver, Kiwi with silver fern, 2011
- 1 oz Silver, Kiwi with kōwhai flower, 2012
- 1 oz Silver, Kiwi with Tane Mahuta, 2013
- 1 oz Silver, Kiwi with Mitre Peak, 2014
- 1 oz Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2015
- 1 oz Silver, Kiwi Silhouette, 2015
- 1 oz Silver (egg shaped), Great Spotted Kiwi, 2016
- 1 oz Silver, Raikura Tokoeka Kiwi, 2017
- 1 oz Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Rowi Kiwi, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2019
- 1/2 oz Silver, Great Spotted Kiwi, 2019
- 1/2 oz Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2019
- 1/2 oz Silver, Rowi Kiwi, 2019
- 1/2 oz Silver, Tokoeka Kiwi, 2019

Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Kiwi: References to Information Used
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New Zealand Post 2022 Coin description
New Zealand Post 2022 Mint
New Zealand Post 2022 Mintage
All (15) coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 2009 Kiwi 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2009
Gold Quarter Ounce 2010 Kiwi 1,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2010
Gold Quarter Ounce 2011 Kiwi 995 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2011
Gold Quarter Ounce 2012 Kiwi 950 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Kiwi 950 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 Kiwi 950 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2014
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 1916 Courage and Commitment 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2017
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au 0.25oz ELIZABETH II 2018
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2019
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2020
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2021
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2022
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Kiwi: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerStephen Fuller
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size26.000 mm
Mass7.775 g
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-BDJR-EXJL
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